One thing that needs to be said is the core of them, just about every main contributer, is signed to play for the Wings fro at least thre next three seasons, in some cases beyond.
Lidstrom's final year of his deal in up after next season, as is Drapers.
Lets assume the Hossa signing rumors are true.....that leaves Helm, Erickson, Hudler and Abdelkader as guys who are not part of the long term plan.....YET. Gotta think some of that group wll get long term deals, esspecially Helm.
This franchise's future is bright. They'll be a Stanley Cup factor for at least the next several seasons, without having to make any major moves.....but, we all know Kenny Holland, he will wheel and deal the whole time to make the club better.
I am very excited about the next decade of Red Wing hockey.....you know who the Wings remind of? The SF 49ers NFL dynasty, thats what.